Trade

Freedom Partners supports expanding free trade, allowing consumer demand – rather than government – to determine the flow of goods and services across borders. History has shown that free trade increases overall prosperity and individual well-being.

Participation in the global marketplace means more people have access to more products and better prices. Free trade not only provides billions of new customers for American-made goods, but also enables Americans to obtain products and services at more affordable costs than ever before.

Freedom Partners opposes protectionist policies such as quotas and tariffs that limit free trade. Protectionism helps a select few large, established firms while harming smaller American companies. Workers, taxpayers and consumers are also hurt by policies such as tariffs and other protectionist restrictions that ultimately lead to corporate welfare, higher consumer prices, more poverty and government control.

Freedom Partners supports all efforts to empower American innovators, entrepreneurs and hard-working families to buy and sell goods and services based on their needs – not the preferences of politicians.


Jun 15, 2018

Debate Finds Consensus on Trade Benefits, Harmful Tariffs

Top experts gathered to discuss U.S. trade policy and its impact on American jobs at Globalization and the American Worker: A Debate, an event hosted by Politico, The Brookings Institution, Charles…

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Jun 15, 2018

Freedom Partners: New Tariffs Will Harm U.S. Consumers, Businesses

Arlington, VA – The latest round of tariffs announced by the Trump administration against Chinese imports will instead hurt U.S. consumers, workers and companies, Freedom Partners said in a statement today. Freedom…

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Jun 13, 2018

INFOGRAPHIC: Trade Fuels U.S. Economy, Jobs and Businesses

Trade is a key element of our economy and promotes the well-being and prosperity of Americans. It empowers individuals, companies and countries to exchange goods and services, opening new markets and…

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Jun 08, 2018

American Trade Should be Driven by Freedom

Trade is a key element of our economy and promotes the well-being and prosperity of Americans. Empowering individuals, companies, and countries to exchange goods and services creates jobs, fuels businesses, and…

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Jun 07, 2018

What They are Saying: Freedom Partners, AFP and The LIBRE Initiative Trade Campaign

WaPo: “…the Koch brothers’ political network is stepping into the breach, launching…a multiyear, multimillion-dollar campaign to knock down the new trade barriers.” CNBC: “…PR blitz is determined to show the…

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Jun 06, 2018

Bipartisan Trade Bill Wins Backing of AFP, Freedom Partners and The LIBRE Initiative

Arlington, VA – Bipartisan legislation introduced today by Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and others to give Congress greater input into certain tariffs gained the support of Americans for Prosperity, Freedom Partners Chamber…

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Jun 06, 2018

Ahead of G-7 Meeting, Freedom Partners, AFP and The LIBRE Initiative Urge President Trump to Promote Trade, Rescind Tariffs

Arlington, VA – In a letter to President Trump released today and in advance of the upcoming G-7 meeting, Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, Americans for Prosperity and The LIBRE Initiative urged…

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Jun 04, 2018

Freedom Partners, AFP and The LIBRE Initiative Announce Major Campaign to Promote Trade, Combat Tariffs

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, Americans for Prosperity and The LIBRE Initiative today announced a multi-year, multimillion-dollar initiative to champion the far-reaching benefits of trade and oppose…

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Jun 01, 2018

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ON TRADE

Arlington, VA – Across the political aisle, a growing chorus joins Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce and Americans for Prosperity in criticizing the self-destructive and damaging tariffs announced by the Trump administration…

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May 31, 2018

VIDEO: New Steel Tariffs Hurt American Consumers, Workers and Companies, Says Freedom Partners

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce today said new tariffs on steel and aluminum announced by the Trump administration will harm Americans and are a step back from a pro-growth…

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